Frand/SEPS

Signing up to patent pools allows NPEs to demonstrate their FRAND credentials, says Conversant CEO Teksler

But although some licensing outfits are beginning to embrace the potential of joining up to collective platforms, others remain sceptical of the benefits

Signing up to patent pools allows NPEs to demonstrate their FRAND credentials, says Conversant CEO Teksler
Canon IP boss speaks on adapting to the ‘new normal’
23 Sep 2020

Canon IP boss speaks on adapting to the ‘new normal’

Kenichi Nagasawa explains the choices he is confronted with as covid-19 accelerates changes that were already taking place in the tech industry

Why Daimler would have the upper hand if its patent fight with Nokia were taking place in China
21 Sep 2020

Why Daimler would have the upper hand if its patent fight with Nokia were taking place in China

Chinese courts want to make their mark on global FRAND disputes and are likely to have a different way of looking at them than their counterparts in countries such as Germany

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18 Sep 2020

How in-house counsel can reduce the risks of 5G submarine patents

Companies face a daunting collection of IP rights that are potentially essential to the new wireless standard but which have not been self-declared Read more

18 Sep 2020

InterDigital’s re-vamp makes it an even more powerful patent player

The technological and geographic scope of the firm’s portfolio means new chief licensing officer Eeva Hakoranta has a lot to play with Read more

14 Sep 2020

DOJ antitrust chief takes “extraordinary” step over IEEE's controversial 2015 SEP licensing policy

Makan Delrahim calls on the standards setting body to consider changes to rules which have been bitterly opposed by the likes of Ericsson, Nokia and Qualcomm Read more

14 Sep 2020

China’s Supreme Court orders Conversant not to enforce German injunction against Huawei

Country’s first ever anti-suit injunction was handed down one day after NPE’s win in Germany Read more

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29 Aug 2020

Despite last Wednesday's Supreme Court decision, the UK won't become the global hub for resolving FRAND disputes

The Unwired Planet/Conversant judgment was great news for SEP owners, but Brexit Britain is not economically or politically important enough to be home to the world's royalty-setting court Read more

26 Aug 2020

UK Supreme Court hands Unwired Planet and Conversant victory in key SEP FRAND dispute

Huge decision confirms that English court can require a company to take a global licence and can adjudicate multinational FRAND disputes Read more

15 Aug 2020

SEP owners may never have had it so good

It's been a great 2020 for rights holders so far and that's why a rallying call deployed by UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in the 1950s could well be ringing in their ears Read more

8 Aug 2020

China's universities can shape the future of video - and more besides - if they get IP right

Robust technical contributions to VVC could turn into future royalty streams as the country's academic institutions get more involved than ever before in standards-setting Read more

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11 Sep 2020

Portfolio analysis shows BlackBerry’s new director of licensing has a lot to work with

The Canadian tech giant’s patents pack a punch and claims of a technologically diverse holding ring true, but slowing filing levels leave pipeline questions Read more

11 Sep 2020

New licensing entity picks up portfolios from Samsung, Kyocera and TCL

Japan-based LLC’s first monetisation move is a licensor spot in Via’s LTE pool Read more

8 Sep 2020

Samsung seizing 5G opportunities enabled by patent leadership

Verizon deal worth $6.6b is latest sign that the company is stepping into the big leagues of network gear Read more

4 Sep 2020

Xiaomi’s patent plays prepare it for a global role

The Beijing-based smartphone manufacturer has been busy doing licensing deals and making acquisitions, not only to build its strength at home but also on the international stage Read more

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12 Aug 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in May, June and July Read more

8 Jun 2020

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IAM’s biggest spring reads Read more

8 Jun 2020

From French fancy to global community – celebrating 100 issues of IAM 

Founder and editor in chief Joff Wild looks back on 17 years of IAM Read more

4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more

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